Downtown Plan


The Downtown Plan is an update to City Centre Plan 2005 and will provide a framework to guide planning and land use management for the Downtown, Sagebrush, and West End neighbourhoods over a 20-year time frame.

The Downtown Plan will offer detailed guidance on the location and types of housing, shops, offices, and other types of development and land uses envisioned for the area. The plan will also provide direction on what parks; community facilities; plazas and public spaces; and the future road, transit, and active transportation networks within the plan area will look like.

The draft Downtown Plan is now available for review and feedback.

City staff have developed a draft Downtown Plan based on community input. The plan includes:

  • a vision and key principles for the Downtown
  • background information
  • policies to guide land use planning
  • “Big Moves” as potential ideas to realize the plan’s vision
  • action items
  • design guidelines to regulate the form and character of development
  • maps and a glossary of key terms

To read an executive summary of the draft plan, please refer to the Guide to the Draft Downtown Plan.

How can you participate?

There are multiple ways to provide your feedback on the draft Downtown Plan. Your feedback will be used to make revisions prior to presenting the final plan to Council for adoption later this year. Engagement opportunities include:

Thursday, November 21 » Community Workshop
WHEN » 7:00–9:00 pm
WHERE » Valley First Lounge, Sandman Centre, 300 Lorne Street
This event is for all residents. We want to hear from you! City staff will present an overview of the draft Downtown Plan, engage residents in round-table discussions on the plan’s content and ideas, and provide an opportunity for participant Q&A. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. RSVP to to attend this event.

Draft Downtown Plan Online Survey
If you’re unable to attend the workshop and want to provide feedback, please complete the Draft Downtown Plan Survey by November 24.

Email us Your Comments
You can also send us your comments via email to

We invite you to visit Let’s Talk Kamloops to keep up-to-date on this project as it progresses.

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Share Your Voice.  Shape Our City.

Be empowered! We invite you to visit Let’s Talk Kamloops, our new online engagement site where you can contribute your ideas and feedback specifically to the Downtown Plan as well as other City projects. Follow the progress of the Downtown Plan, view opinions and input from other residents, vote on ideas, and be a part of how the community contributes to this exciting City project.

Here you will find:

  • Online engagement and community input
  • Upcoming events and key dates
  • Project phase timeline
  • Photos, key documents, and survey links
  • Downtown Plan email subscription

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